The sun has been our greatest foe as of late, with its relentless rays cooking us alive. A long day out leaves many of us with extremely oily skin to combat the dehydration, and a layer of dust, grime, dirt, and impurities, from in the air, atop our skin.

This is where clay masks come in really handy. Clay masks are excellent tools to help absorb oil from your skin, which also combats acne, blackheads, and whiteheads in the long run.

Clay is usually negatively charged too, which lifts the positively-charged toxins and pollutants in the environment, off your skin, giving your skin a thorough cleanse.

Today, we give you a list of 16 clay masks we are sure will be worth the bang for your buck, starting at just RM68!

The best clay masks to try

1. ORIGINS Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores

With high volumes of automotive traffic all around Singapore comes even higher volumes of dust, dirt, and impurities in the air.

Detoxify your skin with the Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores. Blended with bamboo charcoal and white China clay, it is perfect for getting rid of all the gunk trapped in your pores.

The Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores retails for RM68 (30ml) and RM113 (75ml) at Sephora.

2. MISSHA Amazon Red Clay Pore Mask

Combining Amazonian white clay, red fruit, and Brazilian red clay, this product purges your pores of excess sebum and trapped dirt, leaving you the clearest and smoothest skin.

It also strengthens your skin’s moisture barrier and flushes dead skin cells with a combination of AHA, BHA, Amazon-sourced kaolin, guarana extract, and lavender, rosemary and rosewood oils.

The MISSHA Amazon Red Clay Pore Mask retails for RM80.83 (110ml) on

3. CAUDALIE Vinergetic C+ Instant Detox Mask

Revitalise your skin with Caudalie’s Vinergetic C+ Instant Detox Mask, a rich blend of coffee and pink clay.

Caudalie has long established itself as a strong contender in the game of masking and skincare, and this is yet another one of its masks that has received rave reviews.

Guaranteeing you smaller-looking pores and an even skin texture, the gentle and nourishing formula will leave you with a radiant glow.

The Caudalie Vinergetic C+ Instant Detox Mask retails for RM75 (35ml) and RM145 (75ml) at Sephora.

4. The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque

For under ten minutes, twice every week, you could achieve an even and brighter tone, with improved skin texture, with The Ordinary’s Salicylic Acid 2% Masque.

Infused with charcoal and clay, this mask removes dead skin cells and is formulated specially for oily and blemish-prone skin. The salicylic acid content penetrates deep into your pores to break up any sebum and dead skin buildup.

The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque retails for RM80 (50ml) and RM155 (100ml) at Sephora.

5. SOME BY MI Super Matcha Pore Clean Purifying Clay Mask

For a long time now, matcha has been a super ingredient used in K-beauty products due to its property of promoting blood circulation, which fights the effects of ageing and acne. Its anti-inflammatory property also offers your skin a soothing effect and can help neutralise sun damage.

This matcha clay mask has, as a result, established itself as a drugstore product to be reckoned with. Infused with botanical ingredients like centella asiatica extract and tea tree leaf water, it moisturises and further soothes irritated skin.

The Some By Mi Super Matcha Pore Clean Purifying Clay Mask retails for RM89 (100g) at Watsons.

6. SAND & SKY Oil Control Clearing Face Mask

Made with Australian clay and infused with salicylic acid, the Sand & Sky Oil Control Clearing Face Mask unclogs pores and wicks your skin of any excess sebum.

It also contains Old Man Weed extract and Tasmanian pepperberry, which helps soothe irritated skin from pollutants, as well as niacinamide and natural prebiotics, offering your skin a protective layer.

The Sand & Sky Oil Control Clearing Face Mask retails for RM99 (100ml) at Sephora.

7. Benefit Cosmetics The Porefessional Deep Retreat Pore Clearing Clay Mask

Part of their ‘Porefessional’ line of pore treatment products, Benefit Cosmetics presents the Deep Retreat Pore Clearing Clay Mask, which promises a 12-hour mattifying effect.

Concocted with kaolin clay and sea fennel extract to remove excess surface skin oils and unclog pores, it also contains jojoba seed oil and plum kernel oil, both rich in omega-9 fatty acids, leaving your skin feeling baby soft.

It is even infused with sphingolipids, which are ceramide-like molecules, to offer a conditioning effect after the mask is removed to retain your skin’s initial initial hydration level.

The Benefit Cosmetics The Porefessional Deep Retreat Pore Clearing Clay Mask retails for RM105 (37ml) and RM205 (74ml) at Sephora.

9. ISNTREE Mugwort Calming Clay Mask

Ideal for people with oily or combination skin, clogged pores, or in need of good hydration, this mask will do the trick.

A rich blend of six different types of clays – kaolin, illite, montmorillonite, bentonite, calcite, and Canadian colloidal clay – as well as mugwort, and red bean powders, this mask calms irritated skin, clears impurities in pores, smoothens texture, and gets rid of dead skin cells.

The Isntree Mugwort Calming Clay Mask retails for RM108.75 (100ml) on

10. WAHADABISEN: Natural Clay Wash Off Pack

Japan, as always, takes the cake for their creative and novel packaging designs. This collection of three clay masks by Wahadabisen proves just that. Infused with adlay (blue), mugwort (green), and sweet sake (orange) respectively, they come housed in little pouches resembling a decadent Japanese beverage.

If you’re seeking a solution to dry, dehydrated skin, opt for the ultra-moisturising adlay clay mask. But, if your concern lies in the breakout of acne, and evening out the texture of your skin, try the mugwort variant instead. And finally, to brighten your complexion for a smooth, radiant glow, go for sweet sake.

The Wahadabisen Natural Clay Wash Off Packs retail for RM109.24 (180g) on

11. Beplain Mung Bean Pore Clay Mask

A superfood, mung beans are high in anti-oxidant, which helps detoxify your skin of nasties and rid it of excess sebum. It promises to tighten pores, emulsify and lift blackheads and whiteheads, and brighten skin tone.

Also combined with coconut shell powder, this finely milled sediment lends your skin a soft, gentle exfoliation to erase all dead skin and impurities resting atop your dermis.

A clinical study even showed a 59.3% decrease in sebum production after just one use of this product!

The Beplain Mung Bean Pore Clay Mask retails for RM110 (120ml) at Watsons.

12. Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask

The main ingredient of this three-in-one product is the Umbrian clay, which offers your pores a deep cleanse and a reduced appearance, cutting shine without drying it out too much – making it suitable for all skin types.

To use it as a mask, apply on damp skin for about three to five minutes before washing it off. To spot treat, apply a thin layer over affected areas and allow it to dry fully before washing it off.

Lastly, if you’re using it as a facial cleanser, massage a pea-sized amount over your face for about 30 seconds before rinsing it off thoroughly.

The Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask retails for RM110 (30ml), and RM256 (100ml) at Sephora.

13. LAB SERIES Oil Control Clay Cleanser + Mask

If you have acne-prone or troubled skin, you might want to consider giving the Lab Series Oil Control Clay Cleanser + Mask a shot. Yet another multi-functional product, this could act as an everyday facial cleanser or a twice-a-week leave-on clay mask.

Lather a small amount in your palms before massaging deep into your face and neck, and rinse it off thoroughly with warm water if you’re using it as a cleanser.

If you’re using it as a mask, apply a thin layer once or twice a week instead to unclog pores, exfoliate dead skin cells, mattify, and soften your skin texture.

The Lab Series Oil Control Clay Cleanser + Mask retails for RM115 (100ml) at Sephora.

14. ZOEVA Soft Rose Clay Mask

With our delicate skin getting exposed to the harsh UV rays of the Singapore sun, it is not surprising that sun spots, dark spots, and prematurely aged skin are prevalent issues we experience today.

Infused with green tea extract, the Zoeva Soft Rose Clay Mask aims to help us replenish skin’s moisture level depleted from dehydration and break down the clustered specks of melanin that form your sun spots and hyperpigmentation.

The Zoeva Soft Rose Clay Mask retails for RM150 (50ml) at Sephora.

15. Fenty Skin Cookies N Clean Whipped Clay Pore Detox Face Mask With Salicylic Acid And Charcoal

Comprising four main ingredients, kaolin clay, charcoal, salicylic acid, and rhubarb and ginger extracts, the Rihanna-owned brand launched this adorable (and powerful) ice cream-inspired clay mask just a year ago to help purify pores, and control sebum production.

The clay extracts the oil and impurities from our face, while the charcoal bits help detoxify our skin. At the same time, the salicylic acid content clears and brightens our skin, and spice extracts conditions and soothes.

The Fenty Skin Cookies N Clean Whipped Clay Pore Detox Face Mask With Salicylic Acid And Charcoal retails for RM170 (75ml) at Sephora.

16. Sulwhasoo Herbal Clay Purifying Mask

With clay sourced from the Yellow Sea on the west coast of Korea, the Sulwhasoo Herbal Clay Purifying Mask specialises in clearing impurities and exfoliating dead cells gently with the help of PHA.

It also boasts a patented Korean Traditional Herb Complex—a concoction of mugwort, heartleaf, Houttuynia powder and six types of soothing herbs, which soothes irritated skin.

The Sulwhasoo Herbal Clay Purifying Mask retails for RM190 (120ml) at Sephora.